An ICE Card contains personal and medical information about yourself and can relay important information to others in an emergency. Carry one!
It’s typically a business card size you keep in your wallet, purse, pocket, or nearby. It can help first responders learn about medication you're allergic to or what your blood type is. If you are unconscious this could be crucial to ensuring you get the aid you need to survive. It also allows them to contact a loved one. Make your ICE Card a part of your EDC.
》Full Name, DOB, Address, Place of Work/School, Phone Number.
》Contact Information for 2 Emergency Contacts.
》Blood Type, Known Allergies.
》Optional/Situation Specific: Concealed Carry Status, Rally Points, Affiliation, Healthcare Provider, etc.
In addition to carrying an ICE Card, your phone should be set up with ICE information. The lock screen can be programmed with ICE data in the event your phone is locked and a card can’t be found. Add an emergency contact labeled ICE so if your phone is not locked, first responders can locate and call someone on your behalf. Even if your phone is locked, voice assistant calling can be used in some cases to call this ICE assigned contact. Your phone can be turned into a survival tool.
As a first responder, I can tell you how important it is have up-to-date contact information on your person, in your vehicle, or in your house. Usually with a vehicle we can run plates or scavenge in the dash for a way to ID you if we can't find a wallet but the issue is finding out how to contact your next of kin. That can take a while, sometimes time is invaluable. Take some preparation to heart. Make your own card or checkout our velcro patches or sticker series for a quick fix.
An ICE Card can also double a quick reference for those that use the ICERS crisis template as part of their preparedness plan. ICERS or the ICE Response System, is a template designed to be filled out now and then implemented following an emergency.
ICERS outlines a means to plan for life altering events, SHTF, in order to maintain communications among family & friend’s households while assessing sustainability to determine when to shelter in place, bugout, or pool resources. While contact among households is key, ICERS creates 3 incident based Categories with a set of actionable plans when comms are down. The Actions work in concert with predefined Rally Points and “What If” scenarios so that all affected parties can reunite or self-sustain.
Find out more about ICERS.